From Janacek’s overgrown path to Mussorgsky’s facial mess (far from modest).

Gents: are you taking part in Movember this month? Why not look to classical music to keep you mo-tivated?

Limelight has put together a gallery spanning 500 years of the greatest composer moustaches in history, from William Byrd to Leos Janácek.

So grow, groom, and know that there was a great mo behind some of the most brilliant and powerful music ever written.